ID : 18212

Experienced Housing Support Worker




Type : Jobs
Condition : Full time
Warranty : No
Location : Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK

Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?

Alabare Christian Care & Support are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.

Alabare require a full time Housing Support Worker to work with our Veterans Project in Gloucester.

As a Housing Support Worker, your role will call for a flexible approach, and will involve assisting the Team Leader to develop innovative and effective practice, relating to service user involvement, key working and outcome monitoring as required internally and by the funders, to support veterans to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

This post may include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Salary £16,477 – £17,004, 37.5 hrs a week.

Closing date is Monday 21st May 2018.

Key performance objectives:-

To directly provide support for veterans, so they may work toward maximising their independence.

Work as part of a team being responsible to your Line Manager for the well-being of service users, all other staff and volunteers.

Collate information as required, to enable accurate reporting on performance against internal/external targets and outcomes.

Ensure veterans are fully involved at all levels in the running of the project.

Housing Support Worker | Key Worker | Supported Housing | Key Working | Support Worker

Essential Skills

Car Driver with access to a road worthy vehicle.

Experience of working in the supported housing sector.

Experience of the key working system.

Knowledge of supervising staff.

Experience of managing own professional boundaries and confidentiality.

Good working knowledge of the welfare benefits system.

Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and related issues.

Experience of working effectively with petty cash and financial procedures.

Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative.

Organised and able to manage time and prioritise workloads.

Ability to engage with Veterans who have complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Basic admin and IT skills, including word processing and the ability to input information into a database.

Ability to be a good team player.

Have good communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to work well under pressure and crisis manage.

Have good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with service users, team members and external agencies.

About Company

We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently. All money raised helps to support our valuable work.

Winners of Investors in People Award and also accredited as a Living Wage, Two Ticks and Mindful Employer.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

The successful applicant will be subject an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Why work for Alabaré?

We believe that all employees are the heart and soul of Alabaré. We want to invest in you, to ensure that you feel valued as we believe happy staff equals a happy workplace and this will contribute to a successful Charity.

24 days holiday increasing to 29 days with over 5 years’ service. Bank Holidays are in addition to this.

Comprehensive Induction Training

Access to award-winning training and development – My Learning Cloud

Generous sick pay when 6-month probation is completed

Tax-free childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents

Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme

Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus

Accredited Disability Confident Employer

Free Parking (where available)




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